Two Melbourne-based independent companies have come together with a dynamic new offering for the world of travel.
Yvonne Verstandig of the newly established Y Travel, will be joined by Rob and Karen Mackie of Trans World Travel, a Virtuoso member. Y Travel’s focus is on helping clients discover their travel passions through a unique curatory process – all aimed at expanding people’s experiences and knowledge.
The new venture will also benefit from strategic and business advice from Yvonne’s husband, Allan, who is a Senior Consultant with chartered accounting firm HLB Mann Judd.
“Being in business for 41 years, we now welcome Yvonne to lead us into the next stage of the resurgence for our beloved industry,” said Rob Mackie.
“Yvonne needs no introduction to our industry; she was one of three Co-Founders of Executive Edge Travel and brings to us a wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and creative energy, helping evolve our company for the next challenging and thrilling chapter.”
Yvonne says after looking up to Rob as an icon in luxury travel, she is excited to join him, Karen and their Trans World family.
“I strongly believe in the power of travel, be it locally or abroad. I know first-hand the enrichment it can bring to our lives. Our clients are so eager to explore again, and I cannot wait to introduce them to a more considered purpose to travel. I am ready and eager to embark on this new venture with the team and cannot wait to deliver this new vision.” said Yvonne.
Yvonne has used the time during the pandemic to reassess and define new opportunities after 20 years building and growing Executive Edge Travel with Gary Reichenberg, Sally Bird and the Edge team.
IMAGE: Y Travel L-R Allan Verstandig, Karen Mackie, Yvonne Verstandig and Rob Mackie